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1/35 French M24 'Chaffee' in Indochina War

Manufactured by: Bronco Models

SKU: CB35166
Price: AU$67.95

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    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    Bronco's highly detailed kit of the M24 Chaffee, as an "Indochina War" version. Includes photo-etched metal detail parts and options for T85E1 rubber type tracks or T72 steel stype tracks. Figures NOT included.

    The M24 Chaffee was an American light tank designed in 1943 to replace the M5 Stuart. It was a new design using torsion bar suspension, though using the tried and tested drive train of the M5. The combat weight was 18 tons and the armor was up to 38mm thick. Armament was a lightweight 75mm gun, with 2 x .30 Browning machine guns. Powered by a 220 bhp Cadillac 44T24 petrol engine, the M24 had a speed of 56km/h. After the end of WWII many surplus tanks were passed to allies, and France received a number of M24's. Some of these were sent to Indo China, now Vietnam, to fight the Communist Viet Minh. The tanks gave good service in the harsh jungle conditions. They were used mainly for infantry support and mobile artillery. Ten tanks were air lifted to the fire base at Dien Bien Phu in March 1954 to try and stop the Communist advance on Laos. But after a two month siege the base was over run by a vastly superior Viet Minh army. The French abandoned Indo China shortly afterwards. Other French M24's served in the French colony of Algeria.

    • Manufactured by: Bronco Models
    • SKU: CB35166
    • Package Weight: 735g
    • 0 Units in Stock

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